Ever Wonder Why You Love Yoga So Much? Here’s a Scientific Explanation

Bella Breakdown There is no denying the effects of yoga. Something about yoga just relaxes the body and the mind and even though you aren’t any good at it, you keep coming back for more. And no diss to essential oils, but there is actually a science behind it and a reason as to why it works. Yoga is one of the oldest arts known to man. Monks have been practicing yoga for centuries, and for good reason. It is a form of relaxation and a total body reset that most people need or at least want. But in...

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What You Should Eat After A Workout

Bella Breakdown While what you eat before going to the dream can contribute to how intense a workout can be, what you eat post-workout can also affect your body. While going straight to a fast-food chain isn’t ideal, eating is an important part of your fitness regimen. During exercise, your muscles are using up stored glycogen so it is important that getting the right nutritional balance after working out to restore those energy levels and reducing fatigue. One thing you should be eating is protein. When you workout your body begins to build onto your existing muscles as long...

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Healthier Alternatives To Sports Drinks

Bella Breakdown Gatorade may have helped Michael Jordan during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, but health experts don’t agree with the benefits. However, a study done by the British Medical Journal found that sports drinks are good for endurance and elite athletes, and pretty much no one else. Instead of filling your body with the sugary drink, end your physical activity with these sports drink alternatives. Chocolate Milk: This was a surprising feature on a healthy list, but the same nutrients that make sports drinks so appealing are the same nutrients found in chocolate milk. Carbohydrates and...

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How Strong Family Relationships Can Help Your Kids Into Adulthood

Bella Breakdown It’s a well-known fact that having a close relationship with your family is better for everyone around you.  But did you know that your relationship with your kids can have long-lasting impacts even in their adult years? I’m talking about depression. Studies have shown that your relationship with your child can affect their chances of developing depression. For the study, families were judged based on how much fun they were having during events and what kind of problems they had. Studies concluded that teens who felt disconnected from their parents or cut off are more likely to...

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Simple Food Tips For A Healthier You

Bella Breakdown They say fitness starts in the kitchen. All the weightlifting and cardio in the world can’t trump a poor diet. Whether or not you subscribe to that mantra, it is a fact that diet is an important part of any healthy living lifestyle. But a healthy diet doesn’t have to include hours of meal prep and eating plain white rice and chicken three times a day. You can actually curve your unhealthy eating habits with just a few simple changes. One easy thing you can try is eating vegetables at breakfast. I know that this sounds crazy,...

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